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  1. clm

    Captain MetalBeard

    When you do get your duel set you may want to check out Hexxriff's screen accurate Metalbeards playlist.. :)
  2. Indeed I can see how those would be the basis of the towers, although they appear more for looking out of on that one or maybe using muskets in. Judging by the cannons shown on the models and plans the towers would be too small for actual cannons.
  3. Just built my Silent Mary... it is gorgeous! I just adore how the hull tapers from midship towards the bow and the stern, and how it has an actual bow castle unlike any of the other lego ships... I feel it's the best 'pirate' ship that Lego has made for display purposes... there are better ones for play purposes :) Although saying that I am still somewhat uncertain about the towers... I still have not found any historical ships that had them.
  4. Just got and build my ship, the thing is gorgeous.. as for the crates, there is actually an axle connector inside them joining a 6 and a 12 axle, pulling it might make the mast a bit less robust.
  5. Eh, in the purest sense these are a durable childrens toy that when disassembled is tossed in a bag, box, or some other container. For the 'rough' life these go through I would assume the that stickers would be the most durable option that is capable of withstanding water and other moisture you might get while cleaning the bricks. I can't imagine people would be too happy if the waterslide or dry rub decal got damaged in that commotion. Overall I prefer printed, but if they have to be user applied, stickers seem the best option for the projected handling and storage of the bricks.
  6. Just a random weird question... has there actually been a ship that we know about in history with the turrets similar to the Silent Mary in the era it depicts? Or is this a fanciful Disney creation?
  7. What is the possibility the shark was pre-production and then cut?
  8. That right there is a thing of beauty... terrible rotten ghostly beauty. Unfortunately the minifigs look out of place on it as it is far less forced perspective then other pirate ships... Maybe it would look good with a bunch of microfigs all over it :)
  9. Devils Advocate: It could be sharks.... or it could be just random color fluctuations in the simulated water between the Mary and the Rowboat. Clear photos will tell the truth.
  10. Judging by the windo... err.. doors, I would expect this as a top deck only with no interior playset. If there is a 'captains cabin' I would be surprised, I guess it depends on how much screen time those hidden areas are going to get.
  11. I am excited to get this. While the rib only hull is a bit sparse it probably mimics the on screen ship better then either of the other two POTC sets and has the best bow superstructure Lego has ever done on a pirate ship in my opinion. The windows for doors sadly shows how undersized the ship is to the lego minifigs unfortunately but gives a much more accurate top deck plan then any previous ship. Did I mention I adore how they did the bow deckhouse....? Only thing that somewhat annoys me is the weird cannon turrets at the 4 corners of the ship, I can't recall seeing another ship with these... but they are accurate to the movie so *shrug*
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    Ahh thanks :)
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    So... what is the manufacturer and model of that cabinet? Just curious.
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    Help with 90 degree SNOT

    Hmm, if you swapped the headlight bricks for a normal brick and switch the plate that attaches the the headlights to that 2x4 with a tile to take up space, the brick should be securely wedged in there with just the one side and you would get a smooth exterior surface on the pillar. Edit, better yet, if you swapped the 1x2 plate and the 1x2 tile with a 2x3 plate and a 2x2 and 2x1 tile it would completely fill in the area up to the smooth top likely eliminating any movement.
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    Help with 90 degree SNOT

    Not sure how strong the connection has to be, but here is a simple way using some modded plates with clips. Would allow the pillars to easily be clipped and unclipped and at least LDD says the tile tops are flush.
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    Ranking the Pirate Ships 1-15

    The 2004 pirate ship is a 4 juniors set " 7075: Captain Redbeard's Pirate Ship " so does not really compare well to the minifig ships. On one hand it has less parts count(131) then even the smallest ship the Crossbone Clipper(151), on another it actually floats and one version of it came with a clip on motor. The version using the same hull from the Harry Potter series (4768 The Durmstrang ship) might actually fit a bit better as the build is done at minifig scale and the parts count(544) is much more detail oriented. I could see a version of the 7072 Captain Kragg's Pirate Ship fitting into the normal pirates theme though as it is basically a larger rowboat with a mast.
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    Imperial Flagship (10210) Bow Strengthen Mod

    It looks good, although maybe smaller brick built cannons would look less cumbersome on the top deck.
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    Ranking the Pirate Ships 1-15

    I do think it is most of the older ships had more interior spaces and multi levels where as many of the newer ships seem to have evolved into an open tub with maybe an enclosed cabin on the rear. It is somewhat a give and take between play-ability and overall design. The only one that never gave up any to either of those was the big imperial flagship, although it did that at a cost to part count and overall price. Modern simpler design or vintage more complicated design.. *shrug*
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    Ranking the Pirate Ships 1-15

    Why yes.. you are right, it has been a while since I have that one assembled... Still waiting on getting some hull parts to dedicate to it :)
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    Ranking the Pirate Ships 1-15

    I watched your video last night, and I spent the past couple hours Messing with LDD so I had a file with every pirate ship Lego made in one file aside from the Lego movie one. I decided to figure out my ranking... 1) Metal Beard's Sea Cow - Glorious insanity and detail and I am a big fan of the movie. 2) Black Seas Barracuda - lovely sweeping lines and angled deck 3) big Imperial Flagship - wonderful but a bit boxy 4) Skulls Eye Schooner - not really keen on the cannons that slide back and forth 5) Redbeard Runner - I don't know I just get a kick out of that goofy skull on the back... 6) Queen Anne's Revenge - if it had the cabin fully enclosed it would be higher. 7/8) The Brick Bounty - This or Brickbeard's Bounty are almost interchangeable I think I like the way the rear hull is done on this one though. 8) Brickbeards Bounty - as above. 9) The Black Pearl - Kinda meh. 10) small Imperial Flagship - My favorite small ship, and the only Lego Pirate Ship that actually has the ships wheel turn the rudder.. it just doesn't get much higher as most of the large hull ships are just that much better. 11) Armada Flagship - The colors just seem weird, it does have a collapsing mast play feature like Redbeards Runner though 12) Caribbean Clipper - The smallest of the big hull ships, also the barest. It feels a little bland. It is the only one with bottom hinging cannon port covers. 13) Renegade Runner - The only Pirate Ship without a ships wheel... oh well :) 14) LOTR Pirate Ship Ambush - Is this a real pirate ship? O.o It just feels like a couple bricks attached to the pre-fab hull parts. 15) Crossbone clipper - eh the color palette and other things just seem a bit off
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    WIP : pirate thingy

    This is what LEGO needs to make.. Pirate era modulars! lol It looks awesome, I would happily top ramen it up for a week or two to buy that set :) Chris
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    Review: 70413 The Brick Bounty

    I find this thing to fall on the average side of things in the LEGO shipyard. I only made 3 modifications as I built it myself; flipped the windows around so they opened out, swapped the 2x2 tile and 2x2 jumper that are used for the cannon mounts so I can move the cannons to 3 different positions, and I rotated the cheese slopes in the cannon ports around to give the cannon port covers something to stop against while also allowing the cannons to fully seat on the jumpers and move up and down when they do. That and I built a simple arch between the sides of the ship to mount the rowboats... That seemed to help a bit :) I don't mind the jumper mounted cannons, it keeps them secure. I just didn't like that by default there was no adjustment in where the cannons mounted. Chris
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    2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    Nice!.. So I guess this release should be kept MISB as a factory error release for big bucks in the future? (j/k) lol :) And now you can buy two and still say you are not buying the same set twice.. Oooh the possibilities ;) Chris
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    2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    Yeah the cannon at max elevation does not fully seat on the 2x2 jumper as designed nor can you lower the elevation of the cannon without raising the cannon base as stock. In other words, it is slightly out of system :) Press a cannon base down in the stock configuration then try wiggling it, it will wiggle because it is only half seated on the jumper and the cannon is being held up at max elevation and won't move down without dislodging the cannon. Now flip the cheese slope around so it slopes into the ship instead of away from the ship and place the cannon. You can now seat the cannon base and it doesn't wiggle on the jumper and you can raise and lower the end of the cannon slightly. Another Brick Bounty tip, switch the DBG 2x2 tile and LBG 2x2 jumper the cannons sit on moving the jumper to the inbord position, you then have 3 positions you can sit the cannon at allowing you to close the cannon port covers. (and pivot in it's full inboard position.. reloading maybe? lol) Chris
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    [LDD MOC] Vagabond - 16 gun merchant barque

    Beautiful! Simply astounding! Chris